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Restaurante Cozinha Velha

Palacio Nacional de Queluz, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
351 214 356 158
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Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Queluz
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Cerritos, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This restaurant in housed in the original kitchen at the Queluz Palace, with the original copper, chimneys, etc. It is an old-fashioned and elegant restaurant and rather pricey, but worth it for the experience. There were few other diners when we were there, The service was attentive, but they did bring us the wrong entrée which was quickly corrected. They... More

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Lisbon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

A Cozinha Velha, situated in the Palace of Queluz (former royal residence in Portugal and now a national monument), is a traditional and old restaurant which had struggled to live up to its name and fame, and has been trying to diversify its cuisine keeping the right balance between modernity and tradition. Apart from its regular menu, there are occasional... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

It's a pretty dining room and nice eating in the old palace but the food was just ok. This and the pousada have seen better days sadly.

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Essex UK
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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It's a great atmosphere, as it's the old palace kitchen and on one evening a harpist was playing, but the food was a disappointment. Either too salty, or bland. The desserts are good, though.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed four nights at the pousada and ate at the restaurant twice. The setting is atmospheric and well set out, making a feature of the massive original chimney. Service by the Maitre d' was excellent and he spoke excellent English. He also suggested a couple of places in Lisbon to buy Portuguese wines. Whilst there were very few people... More

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Perhaps our expectations were too high but, based on positive guidebook reviews, we made a point of dining at the Cozinha Velha while in Queluz. The restaurant was quiet for a Friday evening and the pace and quality of the service seemed matched to that feeling. The two servers seemed stretched as the restaurant slowly filled with guests and the... More

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Cheshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I have dined here 5 times over the last 30 years & they always exceed my highest expectations. The cuisine is of the highest standards, wine is excelent and very reasonably priced but it is the personal service that sets it apart from everywhere else. We always spend a long morning exploring the palace and its grounds before a long... More

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wodonga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We were staying at the D.Maria pousada and dinner was at this restaurant. From start (greeting/seating) to finish (coffee/port and farewell) this was an exceptional dining experience. The appertisers were simple, regional and delicious. The chateaubriand was perfect. Served at the table by professional waitress (Sara). Wine, selected by the winewaiter, was excellent. Everything about this restaurant was professional, from... More

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Bay Area, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Located in the old kitchen for the Palacio National de Queluz, this phenomenal restaurant was the nicest place my mother and I ate in during our Portugal trip. The rabbit served with mushroom risotto was to die for, and the desert selection was amazing. Also of note was the atmosphere, which was dominated by the kitchen's smokestacks and a large... More

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Hunter Valley
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

A stylish restaurant in which to dine and excellent, if conservative, choice of main courses.

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